Best Practice Report

Bridge The IT/OT Divide To Win With Smart Manufacturing

For Industry 4.0 Strategy Success, Empower Technology And Operations Teams To Work Together

July 24th, 2019
With contributors:
Renee Taylor-Huot , Christopher Voce , Diane Lynch


Computing in the office and on the factory floor have been different for decades. Different teams have managed different technologies in different ways for different reasons. But as manufacturing organizations undergo their digital transformation and as technology that resembles traditional IT becomes an increasingly critical component of operational technology (OT) stacks, this separation is becoming a problem. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals and their OT counterparts must understand not only how best to integrate the technology but also how to navigate the organizational and process changes.

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